you can certainly try some hip flexor stretches to see if it helps (start very gently), but the best advise is to get a follow-up appointment with your doctor and possibly some physical therapy.
I developed an overuse injury in my hip back in high school that wasn't helped by physical therapy and led to me stopping many activities I loved. years (and many pounds) later, I was fine- I was running 20 miles/week and active, but earlier this year when I went to a new gym and used their elliptical, it seems to have reinjured/reactivated the hip pain again. for me, stretching and sleeping with a pillow between my knees helps a lot.
hope you find relief soon!
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Hi there, HEYJUDE58. I did have x-rays back when I had the bad fall and the radiologist and doctor could find nothing physically wrong with my hip. It doesn't feel bone related. The more I try to feel around the muscles and tendons to establish where the pain is coming from, the more I'm thinking it's a tendon.
I would recommend going to your doctor and getting xrays and an evaluation before asking for a PT referral. I suffered through months of pain when my doctor diagnosed me with bursitis in my right hip, gave me a cortisone shot and sent me for physical therapy. I kept asking about xrays, and describing the pain as "bone on bone". After a month of more pain, and the PT exacerbating the problem, he finally sent me for xrays. Severe osteoarthritis, the joint worn away so bad it was, yup, bone on bone. Tomorrow will be 7 weeks post op with my new hip, and I already feel like a new person. I'm not saying this is the same for you... just please get a full evaluation and xrays before any PT.
several years ago my hip was really hurting. i had my doctor check it out to insure that there was no problem. my doctor put me in for physical therapy referral. it really help and i was able to return to my exercise program.
I "second" the advice to get a visit w/ your doctor, and ask for a Physical Therapy referral.
What you might have going on now...might not even be related to the previous injury...! In the past 5 years, I've developed osteoarthritis, bursitis (2 different bursa!), and low back /sacroiliac joint pain: all of which present as "hip pain".... but different therapies are required. I still do my PT exercises; I've had 2 cortisone shots... and, on the bright side: accomplished a backpack trip last year, and a week long bike ride this year. Please don't delay getting a good evaluation. All the best, patti
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 11/3/2017 (22:26)
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I've had something similar happen. After 6 weeks of physical therapy, I'm doing just fine and my hip no longer "catches" or feels like it might dislocate during certain exercises, and I have much reduced pain in the hip flexor area. But getting into the "why" of my diagnosis here isn't really helpful. Your problem could be the same as mine, or it could be wildly different. I'm not a medical professional, so I can't even begin to make a diagnosis for you. (And even if I were... doing so over the internet based only on what you've told us here would be pretty irresponsible.)
What I do suggest is going to your doctor for any additional scans that might provide insight, especially if you think your old injury may be a factor, and getting a referral to a physical therapist.
I agree that it's best to talk to your doctor about what's going on. X-rays only find a certain amount of problems, so if there's damage to tendons, ligaments, etc. those kinds of things can only be detected with an MRI. Your doctor will decide the best course of action. It wouldn't be safe for us to speculate about what the problem might be or how to treat it.
Best of luck!
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I understand. However, we still can't provide a medical diagnosis.
Just to provide a bit of hope for you, I personally have severe osteoarthritis in my left knee.I will eventually get a new knee but am too young. I have worked with a physical therapist in the past and it worked wonders. I also stay active and run/walk races even!
Many years ago I fell on my right hip and after seeing a doctor and getting xrays done, they found nothing at all wrong with it. However, it has now been several years and I still have pain in my hip, which I have narrowed down to being in my hip flexor area. If I push in that region with my finger and hit a certain spot, it is very painful and lately it is preventing me from doing squats and lunges at full effort. It also sometimes (often) feels like my hip is "catching" when I stand up from a sitting position behind my desk on or the couch. What could this be and how do I treat it?
I'm nearly 40 and really don't want physical ailments to get me down or prevent me from progressing with my fitness and training. Any medical peeps out there with any idea of what I could have injured back then that is STILL not right?